Saturday, July 12, 2008

Latrelle Bright (Bio and Mission Statement)

Latrelle Bright, a recent graduate of the MFA Directing program at the University of Memphis, is a leader, teacher, director and arts advocate. She currently serves as Assistant Program Director for the Heifer Theatre Project (with Heifer International, a world hunger relief and sustainability organization) in Little Rock, AR and Director of Audience Development for Voices of the South in Memphis, TN.

Prior to graduate school she co-founded The Renaissance Guild (a Black theatre company) in San Antonio, TX and served as its artistic director for five years and also worked as Drama Director for Antonian High School and Holy Spirit School. In addition to her theatre work, she served her community through volunteer work with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, serving on the board of the YWCA of San Antonio and the Alamo Theatre Arts Council and speaking at a number of events on the power of social entrepreneurship.

Aesthetically the lyrical, the surreal and the "imagistic" are most appealing to her and favorite directing credits include Spell #7 and Betrayal for TRG, original works for Jump-Start Performance Company - Otherwise Occupied and Lost Recipes, The Sound of a Voice, The Castle, Hedda Gabler, The Love of Don the UofM and Topdog/Underdog at Hattiloo Theatre.

Her next creative venture, inquisition performance company, is an organization that will focus on creating performances and peripheral events focused on the questions of the day, engaging audiences in arts-based civic dialogue and pursuing means of post-performance activism.

1 comment:

  1. sounds very interesting! what kind of peripheral events?